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Beloved artists and VIOLET GREY contributors, the Streicher sisters,
divulge their beach secrets, makeup musts, & SPF necessities.
Ashley, Jen and Kristie Streicher talk beach beauty for THE VIOLET FILES #StreicherSecrets  |  #VioletGrey, The Industry’s Beauty Edit

STREICHER SISTERS / PHOTOGRAPHY BY JUSTIN COIT

Introducing the Streicher sisters, Ashley, Jenn, and Kristie, a trio of highly sought-after red carpet hair, makeup, and brow artists, respectively. For their inaugural column the sisters share with VIOLET GREY their very favorite beach beauty secrets.


Growing up in Northern California the banks of the Yuba River and Tahoe’s lakeside were our “beaches”. Wearing swimming suits and hiking shoes seemed completely normal and it was our haven. When we were a bit older, Zuma Beach in Malibu became one of our go-to spots particularly for the sand, surf, and boys. As adults, some of our more favorite seaside locales include Hvar Island in Croatia, Tulum in Mexico, Padang Padang in Indonesia, and the rocky shore of the Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc in the French Riviera. We swam, snorkeled, and Frissbee’d. We wore the teeniest bikinis and went topless wherever it was allowed (which was never nearly enough). 

To us, “beach beauty” translates into being free from all of our daily beauty regimens. We will forgo our foundations, lipsticks, and coiffed hair. Textured, messy hair with perhaps a braid or two, SPF, and a pot of lip balm are all we really need. Regardless of where we might be in the world, there are a few things that we consider to be Streicher staples, from our favorite cover-ups to pre-beach beauty rituals (Ashley mixes her own hair concoction), and we are excited to share these secrets with you in our first column.
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Brooke Shields in THE BLUE LAGOON #StreicherSecrets #Inspiration  |  #VioletGrey, The Industry's Beauty Edit

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When we first watched The Blue Lagoon, Brooke Shields as Emmeline was the epitome of beach beauty to us. Walking around topless on a private island with a man sounded like the ideal situation. While plans for our own island are mostly fantasy, here are some of our very favorite beach destinations around the world.

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JUNGLE HIDEAWAY

PLAYA ESCONDIDA IN SAYULITA, MEXICO

REASON TO LOVE: It's only a two and a half hour flight from our hometown of L.A. We loved how the hotel, Playa Escondida, is on the beach but tucked into the jungle.

STREICHER MUST: Take a walk through the jungle into the town of Sayulita, and get fresh fruit popsicles from the Happiness Factory, the most rad purveyor of cold treats.


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TOPLESS SUNNING

HVAR, CROATIA

REASON TO LOVE: Adored by the Parisians who vacation there, the idyllic beach town is dotted with shops and cafes along the water. Stay on a boat if you can, and bathe in the sun topless!

STREICHER MUST: Aqua-cize classes on the beach and a wine-tasting tour.


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OUR FIRST BEACH

ZUMA BEACH, CALIFORNIA

REASON TO LOVE: We grew up in Thousand Oaks in northern California, so our parents took us to Zuma Beach almost every weekend. We still love going there because it's an easy drive from L.A. and holds a very special place in our heart.

STREICHER MUST: Pick up sandwiches from Bay City in Santa Monica and any last-minute beach accessories (SPF, frisbees) at the Malibu Ranch Market on the way!


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JENN SAYS: Lash tinting is a must. We make sure to have Kristie tint our lashes before we go to any beach, it's one way to look polished at the beach without having to worry about mascara.
lash tinting by kristie streicher
"They’re made for the nails but I like to apply Minx nail wraps on my toes. They will last for 2 weeks or more.” —#StreicherSecrets  |  #VioletGrey, The Industry’s Beauty Edit

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KRISTIE SAYS: They’re made for the nails but I like to apply Minx nail wraps on my toes. They will last for 2 weeks or more. 
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"When I was Tulum once, I discovered, Josa Tulum, a little beachside shop that has the most beautiful, vintage-inspired cover-ups and caftans. I wish I could own them all.” —#StreicherSecrets  |  #VioletGrey, The Industry’s Beauty Edit

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KRISTIE SAYS: When I was in Tulum once I discovered, Josa Tulum, a little beachside shop that has the most beautiful, vintage-inspired cover-ups and caftans. I wish I could own them all.
"To keep my hair soft and manageable, I’ll mix this tonic at home and spray it in my hair all day long at the beach.." —#StreicherSecrets  |  #VioletGrey, The Industry’s Beauty Edit

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ASHLEY SAYS: To keep my hair soft and manageable, I’ll mix this tonic at home and spray it in my hair all day long at the beach: 

1 Empty spray bottle
1 Tbsp of water-based pomade (Hanz de Fuko)
1 Tbsp of Pequi Oil Treatment or coconut oil
1-2 Pumps of aloe vera
2 Tbsp of hot water

Shake all ingredients up in the spray bottle. If using at home add sea salt to get a beach hair look!
"Us Streichers will rarely laze about on the beach. It’s all about getting into one activity after another from Frisbee to rounds of Rumikub to snorkeling and body surfing with a Frescobol Carioca hand board that fits neatly into my beach bag!" —#StreicherSecrets  |  #VioletGrey, The Industry’s Beauty Edit

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KRISTIE SAYS: Us Streichers will rarely laze about on the beach. It’s all about getting into one activity after another from Frisbee to rounds of Rumikub to snorkeling and body surfing with a Frescobol Carioca hand board that fits neatly into my beach bag! 
FRESCOBOL CARIOCA

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“This couples titanium dioxide and zinc oxide to give great and natural protection that is easy to use.”
—KRISTIE STREICHER, BROW ARTIST

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“This self-tanner in a pen magically evens out skin tone and adds just the right amount of color; it only last a day or two, but well worth it.”
—KRISTIE STREICHER, BROW ARTIST

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“I love a body oil for after-sun skin. It smells fresh and gives skin a light bronze, particularly  nice after a shower or a swim at the beach!”
—JENN STREICHER, MAKEUP ARTIST

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“Use before a sunless application and consider it a must post-exposure to the sun, smooth skin always looks sexier.”
—ASHLEY STREICHER, HAIR STYLIST

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“The perfect companion for your lips at the beach. You always need a little "lippy-lou" but don't mess with sticky gloss, this one makes lips look nourished and feels good too.”
—KRISTIE STREICHER, BROW ARTIST

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“Nothing says summer more than a rocking pedicure in a bright, bold color.”
—JENN STREICHER, MAKEUP ARTIST

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"This body bronzing illuminizer is transfer-resistant and will not rub off onto that sexy white summer dress."
—JENN STREICHER, MAKEUP ARTIST

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"Perfect for everyday wear (moisturizing without a greasy residue) and layers well under makeup."
—JENN STREICHER, MAKEUP ARTIST

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HELENA CHRISTENSEN ACCORDING TO THE STREICHER SISTERS
Helena Christensen in Chris Isaak’s video with her wet hair, smoky eyes, and chipped BLACK nail polish was the epitome of sexy beach beauty for us.
—ASHLEY STREICHER
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